Do you feel hotter than it should be where you live? You’re not alone

If it’s abnormally hot where you live, there’s a scientifically alarming reason for it.

According to recent updates from Extreme temperatures around the worlda weather-specific Twitter account run by extreme weather record tracker Maximiliano Herrera, Earth’s poles are currently experiencing unusually extreme heat with areas of Antarctica more than 70 degrees warmer than average and parts of the Arctic more than 50 degrees warmer than usual.

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“These are opposite seasons. You don’t see north and south (poles) melting at the same time,” said Walt Meier, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. The Associated Press Friday night. “It’s definitely an unusual occurrence.”

Overall, the Antarctic continent was about 8.6 degrees warmer on Friday than a benchmark temperature for this season established between the years 1979 and 2000, according to the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer, based on weather models. from the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported by Associated Press.

“It’s not a good sign when you see this stuff happening,” said University of Wisconsin meteorologist Matthew Lazzara.

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The poles are not the only areas experiencing thermal anomalies. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric AssociationThe spring 2022 outlook calls for above-average temperatures for the majority of the United States from April through June.

“NOAA’s Spring Outlook helps build a more weather- and climate-ready nation by informing local decision-makers and emergency managers of hazardous weather conditions this spring, such as extreme drought,” the administrator said. of NOAA, Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “NOAA’s Seasonal Outlook provides an early warning of conditions ahead, allowing communities to make preparations that build resilience against these hazards.”

“Dry conditions will cause a high risk of wildfires in the Southwest and Southern Plains and north into the Central Plains, especially when strong winds are present,” according to NOAA. “Drought conditions in the southwest are unlikely to improve before the onset of late summer monsoon rains.”

This unusual heat is something that will be happening globally this spring and summer. The meteorological department also predicts heavy heat in India between March and May, according to News18. the UK weather forecast also already warns of significantly higher temperatures from April.

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